Valentines Night, the way it should be

… spent with people you care about… and in a quaint little treasure of a restaurant to boot.

Friends have been planning the dinner for weeks because we wanted to get together and catch up. And which better date to do so, right? So there we were trudging the streets looking for a place to park our butts in, and we find most restaurants were packed… of course. *facepalm*

Luckily, this cute little Spanish restaurant in Ramos was able to accommodate us. Ipar’s Restaurante Y Bar De Tapas

The place was also packed but they had space in their bar area and so we waited there until they had an empty table for us. Their staff was especially accommodating though. I liked how they were so polite and attentive to diners, even ones without reservations — which obviously included “us”. Hehehe.

They had such lovely interesting decor, too (which I plan to take more photos of when we visit it again).

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Amazingly Mouthwatering Calzone and Mooooore Pizza at Ryan’s!

I think I may be unintentionally drowning in Italian food–Pinoy-style or no.  When I go out with friends, I end up eating pizza. When I cook at home, I end up whipping up some pasta. *facepalm*  Clearly, the cuisine has not diminished in any way for me–despite its downright disgusting frequency sometimes. Anyhoo, what I really wanted to blab about is this old place I newly discovered–courtesy of some new officemates, who are as much of a foodie as I am, if not more so. 😛

Calzone [Rating 10/10]

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Mandarin Tea Garden at SM City Cebu

One Sunday (months ago), Papa and I were aimlessly walking around SM City Cebu after Sunday service when we discovered that Cebu now has a branch of the famous Mandarin Tea Garden. I was able to sample their food in Davao when I went to that city for a dear friend’s wedding. And I personally thought their menu with those “no pork” signs was quite adorable. Their food wasn’t bad either. I remember I ate so much at that time. 😀 And since my Papa loves Chinese food as well, it wasn’t so difficult to convince him to sample their food.

We had…

Mixed Vegetables [Rating: 9/10]

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Cafe de Coral

One of the most famous food chains in Hong Kong, Cafe de Coral.

My cousin brought Vet and I to this famous restaurant the morning right after the night we discovered that we were stuck at a shady hostel, the night we vowed to not sleep for fear someone might break down our door and do us some unimaginable harm. Hahaha! We really weren’t able to sleep, but at least no one did break our door down. And so it was such a special treat when my cousin brought us to this place before we went “Inn Hunting”. Who could ever resist good food , right? Well, I sure couldn’t! Unfortunately, only Ate Emmy was the one who actually knew what the dishes were on the menu. So Vet and I went for the obvious stuff, the ones with meat and vegetables we could recognize. Well, here goes our brief jaunt at Cafe de Coral.

This was last year and so I’ve forgotten the names of these dishes. I’m sorry! [I would really appreciate it if anyone could provide the names of these dishes. Anyone from Hong Kong out there?]

Itadakimasu, nonetheless!

My Food [I may not remember the name but I do remember that this was really yummy!]

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